This town that was originally granted to a a ship captain by William Penn himself. In 1762, Phineas Eachus and Chest Weaterson were given a license to construct a tavern in West Chester, PA. This former “no-name” tavern operated for almost 200 years as a tavern/hotel and served as a pseudo-stock exchange platform (on its front porch) for the local banks in the town, where the public could purchase in an auction format.
Known as the dining destination for the Brandywine Valley, West Chester has recently received new notariety as the fastest growing town in entire state of Pennsylvania. Why do newcomers flock to West Chester to do life?
- Historic Location
- Great Schools
- Low Crime Rate
- West Chester University
- Great Retail District
- Festivals/Events/Things to Do/Parks & Recreation
- Haute Restaurant Hub
There is a merger expected to join West Grove and New Garden police departments in January 2017. It is said that this is in an effort to economize the police department to scale, so that they can improve and enhance their services to the local communities. At this point, New Garden is said to be bearing the brunt of the costs at a liability of 80% while West Grove, a smaller municipality will be responsible for 20% of the costs. It is the hope that a “larger operation” would stabilize coverage and improve investigations. There is talk of a new facility as well, but no concrete detail on that as of yet. Read more via the link provided below.
Source: Regional police department gets township approval | Chester County Press
Here are some great ways to participate in the MLK Day of Service events in the Greater Philadelphia area:
African American Museum of Philadelphia – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sharing the Heritage Celebration and Date of Service – 11 AM – 5 PM at 7th and Arch
MLK Social Action Day Concert – The Chester Children’s Chorus – 1 PM – Congregation Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Rd, Wallingford, PA
Macy’s Family Days at the National Constitution Center – Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from 9:30 AM – 5 PM only $5 admission fee today
Health and Wellness Fair at Girard College 8 AM – 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Jobs and Opportunity Fair – 9 AM till 1 PM inside Hum Bldg at Girard College
MLK Tribute Concert in the Girard College Chapel – 1:30 PM – Free admission but tickets are required (215) 893-1999
US Forest Service recreation sites are waiving their fees today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
As the housing market slowly attempts to turn the corner, the rental demand remains high for our particular region. Some areas report up to 20% increases in rental inventory. New construction is playing a large part in those numbers. Does this mean that the financial institutions are loosening up the purse strings for development loans? Possibly. In 2011, there was a 60% increase in Multi-Family Development Lending as compared to the previous year on a national level. The Census Bureau reported one outstanding statistic that 53% of the total number of renter households faced a housing cost burden last year. Unemployment remains high. Affordable housing is a treasure anxiously sought after. Rental rates remain high even paired alongside of the housing market slight improvements. Right now as it stands, renters make up approximately 22.64% of the Chester County, PA, population. 4.97% of houses and apartments in Chester County, PA, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).